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Clinical Trials: Am I a Good Candidate?

What is a Clinical Trial?

Dermatological clinical trials are performed to test the safety and efficacy of new prescription products, treatments and devices used to treat various skin conditions. These trials are closely regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and other regulatory bodies to ensure the safety and reliability of the products being tested.

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Top Tips for Healthier Skin

The body’s largest organ, skin is often taken for granted. At Windsor Dermatology, we know that how we care for our skin can have a huge impact on how healthy and beautiful it looks and feels. A great skincare routine can not only help improve how your skin looks, it can also help prevent common skin conditions and ailments.

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What to Know Before Laser Hair Removal

If you are tired of reaching for the razor on a regular basis and would love to find a more permanent solution to your personal grooming needs, laser hair removal may be right for you. Here is what you should know before investing in laser hair removal treatment.

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Eczema vs. Psoriasis: Understanding the Difference

Is It Eczema or Psoriasis?

Whether you’ve had thick, red patches on your skin for a while or maybe they’ve just recently appeared, your skin is calling out for help. Maybe it’s eczema. Maybe it’s psoriasis. While it may not be so easy for you to tell the difference, a trained dermatologist like the ones at Windsor Dermatology know exactly what’s going on with your skin and can help you get the treatment you need.

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Best Foods to Eat for Psoriasis Patients

What are the Best Foods to Eat for Psoriasis Patients?

Psoriasis sufferers often ask our physicians, “What are some of the best foods to eat for psoriasis patients?” The answer is not cut-and-dry, as there’s no concrete scientific evidence that links specific foods to psoriasis. However, dermatologists, physicians and nutritionists all agree that a healthy, balanced diet is strongly recommended for any patient. Reason being, the food we put into our bodies is directly linked to our health and well-being.

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National Psoriasis Foundation Honors New Jersey Dermatologist with Excellence in Leadership Award

Dr. Jerry Bagel Recognized for Decades of Psoriasis Research, Treatment

EAST WINDSOR, N.J. – May 9, 2018 – Dr. Jerry Bagel, an internationally recognized expert in the treatment of psoriasis and founder of Windsor Dermatology and Psoriasis Treatment Center of Central New Jersey, will receive the Excellence in Leadership Award from the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) next month.

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Top Ten Tips for Staying Hydrated This Drinking Water Week (May 6-12)

Staying hydrated is essential to your overall well-being, and drinking plenty of water is a big part of it. Every May, the American Water Works Association celebrates the importance water plays in staying hydrated during Drinking Water Week. The movement is a way to teach and encourage communities on the benefits of drinking water. Proper hydration offers many benefits to your health and the health of your skin.

The Importance of Staying Hydrated and Your Skin

All of your organs rely on proper hydration to work properly. It protects your organs, transports the nutrients you need throughout your body, and helps you stay on top of your game mentally and physically. When you don’t consume enough water throughout the day, you can start to experience adverse effects such as muscle cramps, tiredness, dry and itchy skin, dry mouth, and extreme thirst.

With the hottest months of the year just around the corner, we’ve put together a list of our top ten tips for staying hydrated.

  1. Buy a reusable water bottle and carry it with you

    Buying a reusable bottle that you carry with you everywhere increases the chances you will actually drink out of it. It also makes it easier for you to track how many bottles you consume in a day.

  2. Drink a glass of water as soon as you wake up

    You spend six to eight hours asleep every night, and during that time, you don’t drink any water to stay hydrated. When you wake up your body needs hydration. Drinking a 16-ounce glass of water as soon as you get out of bed boosts your metabolism and rehydrates your body.

  3. Drink a glass of water before every meal

    If you struggle with a consistent intake of water, try drinking a glass of water before every meal. Not only will this make sure you are staying hydrated, but it may even make you feel less hungry and can help with weight loss attempts.

  4. Build flavors

    Not everybody can handle the tasteless offering of water. A great way to learn to enjoy drinking water is by building flavors with infusion. Add cucumbers, strawberries, oranges, lemons, and limes to create unique flavors that are a little more enjoyable.

  5. Create a water schedule

    If the idea of drinking 64 ounces of water everyday frightens you, create a plan to make it happen. Break down the number of ounces you plan on drinking by certain times throughout your day and track your progress.

  6. Eat foods high in water content

    A shortcut to staying hydrated is by eating foods higher in water content. Grapefruit, cucumbers, and peppers all consist of at least 90% water.

  7. Drink a glass of water before bed

    Since you won’t be drinking water for eight hours, it makes sense to “fuel up” before going to sleep. Drink 16 ounces of water every night before bed to improve hydration.

  8. Don’t pay for drinks at restaurants

    Next time you go out to eat, skip ordering an iced tea or soft drink and ask for water instead. Not only will you be on point for proper hydration, you’ll save a few dollars too.

  9. Use an app

    There are plenty of mobile apps available that let you input and track you water intake throughout the day. You can even set a reminder to notify you when it’s time to take a sip of your water.

  10. Hold yourself accountable

    If you continue to struggle with staying hydrated, try alternate methods to hold yourself accountable. Look for a drinking buddy that can help keep you on point by checking in daily or start the day with eight rubber bands on your wrist and remove one for every eight ounces of water you drink throughout the day.

Staying hydrated is a simple way to help care for your skin. If you are looking for other creative ways to stay hydrated or methods of skin care to keep you looking your best, contact Windsor Dermatology today to set up an appointment.

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